Why Am I Always Cold?

Friday, 31 May 2013 09:57 AM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: I feel cold most of the time, even when people around me feel warm. What could be causing this? 

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
 
Cold intolerance isn’t always indicative of a health problem. But I would recommend you have your thyroid function checked, just to be sure.
 
Start with a blood test called a highly sensitive TSH — short for thyroid-stimulating hormone. If it’s high, have your doctor evaluate you for proper endocrine function.
 

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